How to Kill the Art of Investing

(Bloomberg View) -- The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Peaberry coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Financial Engineers Killed the Art of Investing (Institutional Investor)
  • Sriracha Is for Closers: Does anyone actually work at WeWork? (Esquire)
  • A Kingdom From Dust: In California, the biggest farmer in the United States has a water problem (California Sunday)
  • The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker (New York Times)
  • How to Not Die in America (Splinter)
  • LOL Something Matters: We’ve been told that facts have lost their power, that debunking lies only makes them stronger, and that the internet divides us. Don’t believe any of it. (Slate)
  • Paul Manafort, American Hustler (the Atlantic)
  • The Beasts That Keep the Beat: New insights from neuroscience -- aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals -- are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.(Quanta)
  • “Berserkazoid Craziness”: The Mooch Recalls His 10 Days in the Swamp (Vanity Fair)
  • Four ethicists walk into a Super Bowl party… (the Outline)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Constance Hunter, chief economist of KPMG LLP. She is a past board member of the National Association for Business Economics and a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.

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How to Kill the Art of Investing

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”

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